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Reminder: SEARCH Colloquium on March 30

Reminder: SEARCH Colloquium on March 30

With just under two weeks to go until this year’s SEARCH Colloquium, time is running out to book your place. The thought–provoking day–long event is being held in partnership with TCD Chaplaincy on Saturday March 30 in Trinity’s Long Room Hub from 10am to 5pm.

The theme is ‘Developing Ministry: What is the Spirit Saying to the Church?’ and Canon Dr David Hewlett, principal of the Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham, will be the keynote speaker. His theme is ‘Radical Challenge and New Possibilities’.

In the year when the first ordained local ministers are to be ordained deacon, the challenges of discerning vocations to varying styles of ministry, of suitable training, efficient deployment, clergy support and spirituality will all be covered.

Speakers and panelists from all contexts – north and south, male and female, ordained and lay – have agreed to take part, and include four archdeacons and two women deans. From Dublin and Glendalough, there will be contributions from Canon David Gillespie, the Revd Gillian Wharton, the Revd Rob Jones, and the Revd Cathy Hallissey, while the Revd Dr William Olhausen will chair a panel session on ‘Roads to effective ministry’, after input on training options by Canon Maurice Elliott.

The Colloquium will be chaired by Bishop Michael Burrows, chair of the Commission on Ministry, in partnership with former chairman, Bishop Ken Good.

To enrol for the one–day Colloquium, please contact SEARCH treasurer, Mr Michael Denton, at subscriptions@searchjournal.ireland.anglican.org. Including lunch and mid–session refreshments, the day costs €35. Concessions available.